2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Hits Dealer System - 1st Official Look @ Engines, Options, Packages, Features!

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I'm not entirely surprised about the lack of a 2-door Sahara. I seriously can't think of the last time I've seen one on the road, but it's definitely been a long time.





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Don't forget the KJ also had a optional tow package that included both a mechanical cooling fan and the basic electrical cooling fan to help move the heat when you were towing.

Edit: maybe it was HD cooling and not a tow package
 
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I'm not entirely surprised about the lack of a 2-door Sahara. I seriously can't think of the last time I've seen one on the road, but it's definitely been a long time.
Funny thing is I just saw 2 on the lot about an hour ago when I picked up my JK after window replacement, and was walking around looking at the latest models including finally seeing a Smokey Mountain edition.

I think the 2 dr Sahara is very popular out here (I see it alot vs Sport B but the majority are still Sport S) and this is refreshed stock not just sitting there on the lot for months.

I think their popularity here in CowTown is as the first 'car' for 'daddy's-little-girl'. As sexist as that sounds :blush:, just like White is a 'Chick-Jeep' colour :fingerscrossed: , I personally knew two of these Shara 2dr owners (one reipient and one co-worker father giving it as a gift).
 

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It's been a sweltering summer with no A/C in my '02 GC, and air only blows from the defrost. I'm foregoing this costly repair for a down payment on a JL diesel, even if I have to suffer through the Summer of 2018. I owned a Golf TDI manual (42/49 mpg) for 15 years. Praying for a Rubicon diesel, preferably with a stick shift.
 
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Does this mean the sport will finally be able to get body colored top and fenders without having to get a Sahara? If so, all I need is a Sport with a color top (fenders will be replaced anyway) , apple car play, the biggest screen I can get, a remote start, and heated windows. Seats and color doesn't matter cause I'm going aftermarket with that anyway and so with everything else. I'll decide engine options once I hear more numbers on them..Oh yeah, can't forget, 8 speed auto of course. :giggle: That's what I NEED, anything else will be after I hear more details.
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That will be HT 3 body color 3 piece hardtop and MM 3 body color fenders - available on 2018 Sport ? I hope !
 

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Any idea if the cargo area, with the back seat removed, will be more, less or the same as the JK? When I got my 07, the rear seat was removed, wrapped and stored for the day that I trade it in - hopefully real soon :)
 

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Any idea if the cargo area, with the back seat removed, will be more, less or the same as the JK? When I got my 07, the rear seat was removed, wrapped and stored for the day that I trade it in - hopefully real soon :)
Some were speculating that it looks bigger based on the leaked rear image - the sportbar's position in the trunk area compared to the JK.

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That's a pic of the JLU, the JL isn't supposed to increase its wheelbase, and the seats might be pushed further back due to angine bay constraints, window rake, comfort, etc.

So rear JL cargo space may drop, maybe not, but I don't see it increasing, though it would be nice.
 

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Do we have any idea yet on what options will be available on what models/trims for the next generation Wrangler?
 

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I'm not entirely surprised about the lack of a 2-door Sahara. I seriously can't think of the last time I've seen one on the road, but it's definitely been a long time.
They sell more than the Rubicon.
 

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